January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian heavy metal trio CAULDRON are offering fans a free, limited edition CHROMIUM DIOXIDE fanzine with limited edition copies of the band’s upcoming new album, BURNING FORTUNE.

Due to be released in Europe on February 14th and in North America on February 15th, the limited edition CD and vinyl versions of BURNING FORTUNE will include a free special edition copy of CHROMIUM DIOXIDE – a rare and collectible CAULDRON-themed issue of the magazine dedicated entirely to the young Canadian bangers.

CAULDRON frontman JASON DECAY comments:

“Chromium Dioxide is our favourite zine out there, plus we’re good friends with the creator, Phil, so when Earache suggested we include a Cauldron special edition of the magazine as a bonus with the new album, it was a no-brainer.  It’s really an honor to have a magazine, let alone one of the most addictive reads out there, dedicate an entire – although mini – issue to us.”


“The initial project was entitled “Harry Potter & The Witch’s Warm Mouth”, but for copyright reasons, we decided on “Chromium Dioxide: Burning Fortune Special Edition”.

“The collaboration was natural and, I guess, somewhat inevitable.  Funny thing is, the mag was born in the Cauldron jam space.  We’d all be pounding back discount beers together, and while the boys practised, I’d be hanging out working my art projects.  Basically an Alcoholics Unanimous meets a five-man Art Community Centre.  We toyed with the idea of creating a band called Chromium Dioxide, named after that old cassette tape technology, but it never really came to pass due to hectic schedules… and my lack of musical talent.  But I’m just fine just being the Sleazy P. Martini of Cauldron.  We know our roles.

“The collaboration was just a fun way we’d all be on the same level – except this time I was on leads.”

Get a sneak peak of the CAULDRON special edition of CHROMIUM DIOXIDE at

As well as the limited edition CD and limited edition vinyl versions of BURNING FORTUNE, which include the free special edition of CHROMIUM DIOXIDE, the album is also available without the fanzine on low price CD.

Pre-order your copy now in Europe at or in North America at

Catch CAULDRON live on tour at the following shows:

Jan. 28 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Jan. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Millcreek Tavern
Jan. 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Feb. 11 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
Feb. 12 – St. Catharines, ON – Mikado’s
Feb. 18 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
Feb. 19 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes
Feb. 24 – Quebec, QC – Scanner Club
Feb. 25 – Moncton, NB – The Manhattan
Feb. 26 – Dartmouth, NS – CD Heaven (early in-store show)
Feb. 26 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
Feb. 28 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital

View the tour flyer at

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Progressive Metal band Timesword search for a new singer

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Progressive Metal band Timesword

Progressive Metal band Timesword

Italian Progressige Metal/Rock band “Timesword” is sorry to inform you that “Mark Pastorino” will no longer be the singer,the separation has been amicable and consensual. Timesword inform all the fans and supporters that the band will work immediately to find a replacement for future work.

For applications please send an email to with curriculum, website or myspace, the band will respond by communicating all the details for an audition.


is a musical project born in December 2005 from the mind of Dan Logoluso, guitarist and founder of the group. After taking time out from the live scene, an idea was born:the simple sound of a minor triad evoked and developed a complete and intense work of art.

At the beginning there was no planning,no real direction, but, after just a few months, three songs were already in the making, as if inspired by something unknown and greater. After a while Dan decided he needed to put his music into the skilful hands of true musicians who could arrange and give life to the project while understanding its musical meaning. Thus started a long journey, looking for the best possible musicians: the first to be won over by the music was Bryan Beller, one of the best bass players on the international scene – having worked with “James Labrie”, “Steve Vai”, “Mike Keneally”, “Dweezil Zappa” an many more – who in a short period of time learned and recorded two songs. After a couple of months Dan met drummer Alex Galanti and bass player Luca Prederi, previously in KOMADAY an Italian Prog Trash band with a full length called “Ghost and the Wiseman” released by Lucretia Records on 2006.

Subsequently enters the line up keyboardist Alberto Sonzogni, multifaceted musician graduated in Organ and composition at the Istituto Musicale Donizetti in Bergamo and artist committed to 360 ° with collaborations both classical face that modern, participated in the project in 2007 to SpellBlast Choirs of the parties drafting the album Horns of silence (made by Fuel, which is distributed by SELF / FRONTIERS).

At the end of 2008 comes into the singer Mark Pastorino not much has also become the rhythm guitarist renowned Italian band SECRET SPHERE.

On 5 March 2010 have been released the debut album called “Chains of Sin” under 7HARD records with a worldwide distribution.

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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

British thrashers EVILE have confirmed the main support bands for their upcoming UK tour, which kicks off on February 9th in Manchester.

Joining EVILE on the road will be fellow British thrashers ELIMINATION and MUTANT.  Each show of the tour will also see one extra lucky band opening the show, as chosen by EVILE themselves and the readers of Metal Hammer.

The competition to enter your band for one of the shows has now closed and EVILE are in the process of choosing the best three bands for each city.  The readers of Metal Hammer online will then get the chance to vote for which bands get to support EVILE at each show.

To find out which bands made the shortlist, head to the Metal Hammer website on Thursday, 13th January at

Don’t miss EVILE live at the following shows:

09 February 2011 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
10 February 2011 – Newcastle, UK – Academy
11 February 2011 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
12 February 2011 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
13 February 2011 – London, UK – Underworld

Get tickets for the shows at

View the tour flyer at

EVILE’s latest album, INFECTED NATIONS, is available now worldwide as a limited edition redux version, including a bonus disc with the band’s cover of PANTERA’s “Cemetery Gates”, as well as eight songs recorded at a live rehearsal in the studio and six songs recorded lived at Hammerfest in 2009.  The European version also includes a free INFECTED NATIONS album cover patch and an EVILE sticker sheet.

Get your copy now in Europe at or in North America at

For more EVILE news and info, head to or check the band out on MySpace at

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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG


‘Bizarro World’ out in March on Lifeforce Records

GERMANY – Germany’s veteran melodic heavy metal outfit, Deadlock, has posted an album teaser of the forthcoming full-length, Bizarro World, on the band’s newly revamped official MySpace page.  Head over to:, for a glimpse at Deadlock’s fifth studio album, and fourth Lifeforce Records release, which is slated to hit stores on March 15th.

The track list for Bizarro World is…

1. Virus Jones

2. State Of Decay

3. Falling Skywards

4. Earthlings

5. You Left Me Dead

6. Brutal Romance

7. Alienation

8. Renegade

9. Htrae

10. Bizarro World

11. Paranoia Extravaganza

The limited edition (digipak) and digital version of Bizarro World will contain two remixes as bonus tracks.  The digital version of the album can be per-ordered through iTunes at:

Deadlock will release a worldwide digital single for the track, “State Of Decay”, on February 7th.

Bizarro World was produced by Deadlock guitarist, Sebastian Reichl, at Slaughter’s Palace studios this fall.

On Bizarro World, Deadlock has designed an interpretation of a world built up on extremes and antitheses.  The album is based on the concept of “Bizarro”, which originated in DC Comics in the early 1960s, and represents a weirdly mutilated version of earthly creations.  However, contrary to the concept of a world stigmatizing perfection, sonically, Bizarro World strives for the opposite.

Deadlock’s sound can be described as a combination of opposed elements, such as sharp guitar-assaults, pop and dance quotations, orchestral profundity, gruffly growls, and beautiful clean vocals.  With Bizarro World, the band seeks to improve on what they already did so well in the past, while offering a wider, self-assured view on symphonic and brutal metal, based on a progressive approach.

Over their previous Lifeforce offerings, Earth.Revolt (2005), Wolves (2007), and Manifesto (2008), Deadlock has accentuated the signature of their metal sound, which hovers somewhere in between beauty and darkness, with increasing relevance.  The band has toured in support of such accredited acts as Lacuna Coil, All That Remains, Sonic Syndicate, Dark Tranquillity, Caliban, and Heaven Shall Burn within the past two years.

Stay tuned for more information on Deadlock and Bizarro World.

Deadlock is…

Johannes Prem – vocals

Sabine Weniger – vocals

Sebastian Reichl – guitar, keyboards

Gert Rymen – guitar

John Gahlert – bass

Tobias Graf – drums

Deadlock online…

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Interview With Karl Sanders Of NILE

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

Before a performance in Chicago, Karl Sanders, leadman for the Egyptian-themed Death Metal band NILE, takes a break from practicing his chops to talk  to Hank Pearl of THE DAILY ROCK ( about the greatness that is the National Geographic channel and how it has been inspiring new lyrics. He also discusses new ideas for future music videos and Sanders jams throughout. Sanders also mentions the appearance of gothic belly-dancers as part of the band’s demographic of fanfare as well as why the band refrains from dressing up as Pharaohs and mummies for sake of their music’s thematic imagery.


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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

One band that many veteran metal heads feel should have hit the big time was New York’s The Rods.  Comprised of members David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar/lead vocals), Garry Bordonaro (bass/vocals), and Carl Canedy (drums/vocals), The Rods would go on to open arena shows for such renowned groups as Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne (the ‘Blizzard of Oz’ tour), the Scorpions, Rainbow (Joe Lynn Turner era), and during the mid ’80s, even had a then-unknown Metallica opening a headlining tour for them.  Add to it the fact that Feinstein is the cousin of the late, great Ronnie James Dio (both played together in Elf) and Canedy is an acclaimed metal producer (having worked on classic early releases by Megadeth, Anthrax, Overkill, etc.), and it makes it even more baffling why The Rods never got their due.

But this appears to changing quickly, as the trio has signed on with the Niji Entertainment Group, a label that was created by Ronnie James Dio and his wife/manager, Wendy Dio. The band’s seventh release overall (and sixth release overall for Niji) is titled ‘Vengeance,’ and will be released on March 29, 2011. The release comes hot on the heels of Feinstein’s recently-released solo album, ‘Bitten by the Beast.’

The first single off ‘Vengeance’ will be “The Code,” which features vocals from none other than Ronnie James Dio (one of the very last songs that Ronnie ever recorded, before his untimely death in May of 2010). This aforementioned Rods line-up has been rocking and rolling for nearly 30 years, and the group has been officially invited to play SXSW this year in Austin, Texas. More info and tour dates will be announced soon, so get ready to rock once more with The Rods!

‘Vengeance’ Track Listing:

5. “THE CODE” (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)

For more information, visit:

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MOTÖRHEAD THE WÖRLD IS YOURS Out Feruary 8, 2011; 2011 North American Tour Announced

January 7th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Legendary rock’n’roll band Motörhead is proud to announce the formation of Motörhead Music as they prepare to release THE WÖRLD IS YOURS on February 8. Joining forces with EMI Music Services, Motörhead Music is owned by Motörhead and represents their very first venture into the record company business.

To celebrate their 35th anniversary and the release of THE WÖRLD IS YOURS, the band also announces their 2011 North American tour, which kicks off January 25th in Anaheim, CA and wraps up March 11 in Los Angeles.  For a full listing of dates, see below or head over to the band’s website at

Motörhead has never just been the best rock’n’roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est.

No…Motörhead is a lifestyle.

Motörhead is a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.

Which is why Motörhead has chosen now, in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n’roll statement known as THE WÖRLD IS YOURS.

Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, CA and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you out if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintains, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS delivers some of the finest, most important Motörmusic yet.

On instant classics such as Get Back In Line, Kilmister thunders that ‘The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend’, and ‘We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls’, whilst on Brotherhood Of Man Kilmister roars ‘You cannot hide the truth from me I know what’s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark’. And with the defiant, uproarious Rock’n’Roll Music, Kilmister and co remind everyone that ‘Rock’n’roll music is the true religion’ and ‘Rock’n’roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see’…

Recorded during late spring of last year, the album’s creation was thrown into turmoil by the poor health and sad eventual passing of Philip Campbell’s father; the situation dictated that Philip needed to be home during some of the scheduled recording time, so Motörhead hired a studio in Wales where Campbell was able to continue working on ideas and record tracks whilst first Mikkey and Lemmy, and then just Lemmy, laid down the rest of the album in LA. But being Motörhead, nothing phased them, and with THE WÖRLD IS YOURS the band has triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer in this, their 35th year as THE greatest, loudest and just plain goddamn coolest band around.


01/25/2011     US    Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
01/28/2011     US    Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
01/29/2011     US    Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
01/31/2011     US    San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/02/2011     US    San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/04/2011     US    Seattle, WA – Sodo
02/05/2011     US    Portland, OR – Roseland
02/07/2011     CA    Vancouver – Vogue
02/09/2011     CA    Edmonton – Edmonton Event Centre
02/10/2011     CA    Calgary – Flames Central
02/12/2011     CA    Winnipeg – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/13/2011     US    Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/15/2011     US    Minneapolis, MN – 1st Ave
02/16/2011     US    Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
02/17/2011     US    Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
02/19/2011     US    Chicago, IL – The Congress Theatre
02/20/2011     US    St Louis, MO – Pops
02/22/2011     US    Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit
02/23/2011     US    Detroit, MI – Royal Oaks
02/25/2011     CA    Kitchener – Elements
02/26/2011     CA    Toronto – Koolhouse
02/28/2011     US    New York, NY – Best Buy
03/01/2011     US    Boston, MA – House of Blues (Avalon)
03/03/2011     US    Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/04/2011     US    Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
03/05/2011     US    TBA – TBA
03/08/2011     US    Austin, TX – Stubb’s
03/10/2011     US    Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/11/2011     US    Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Live

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Y&T – Bassist Phil Kennemore Dead At 57

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Y&T - Bassist Phil Kennemore

Y&T - Bassist Phil Kennemore

Y&T guitarist/vocalist Dave Meniketti has released the following message:

“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that I tell you that my best buddy for 37 years passed away this morning, January 7th, 2011 at 1 AM at Stanford Hospital. Bravely and steadfastly battling the horrible spectacle of lung cancer, at the end he was surrounded by his family members, and the Y&T family up until his final breath.

All the beautiful things that I could say about my buddy Phil could never be summed up in a short sentence or two, and I promise that I will be back to say so much more about how I feel about him and his talents in due time. But for now, at 3 AM, after just having returned home from his passing, let me at least put this out there.

Phil Kennemore was not only a sweet and passionate man with his life, friends and family, but as an artist, he also had that rare ability to say what was on his mind with the most eloquent, clever, and to-the-point lyrics, yet could turn it on it’s head in a second with some other viewpoint on reality and nail the point dead center. He was able to do what very few can – say the things that others have been thinking, but could never quite seem to put into words. He has always had a keen knack for doing that.

As a musician, with those huge fingers, his bass playing was always loud, strong, and deep, filling the largest or smallest of stages equally.

He had an amazingly strong life force that has influenced everyone who ever had the opportunity to be called a friend of his. I am forever grateful for our lifelong friendship, that was always in place throughout the worst and best of times. I will miss his sense of humor, his amazing wit, but most of all I will always miss not seeing him to my left on the stages I will play from this moment forward.

Yes, he was one of the class guys on this planet, and in this business, and I will always do what I can to spread the legacy of Phil Kennemore across the globe on every stage that I land on.

You know how much I love you Phil, and you knew how much your fans and fellow musicians loved and respected you. There was nothing left unsaid. You had a rich and wonderful life and I can only tell you that I was happy to have been alongside you every step of the glorious way.

Cheers to you, Phil.

Your friend forever, Dave.”

Phil Kennemore – October 20, 1953 – January 7th, 2011

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HEAVENWOOD – New Song Streaming Online/ New session bass-player announced

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

” Morning Glory Clouds (In Manus Tuas Domine) “, a brand new track from the Portuguese Dark-Rock/ Metal outfit HEAVENWOOD, is available for exclusive streaming on the band’s MySpace page. The song comes off the band’s new album, ” Abyss Masterpiece “, which will be released on February 28 via Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2008’s ” Redemption “ was produced by Ricardo Dias & HEAVENWOOD and was mixed & mastered by Kristian “ Kohle ” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios, Germany.

Meanwhile, HEAVENWOOD have announced the addition to their line-up of Paulo Chanoca (DEMON DAGGER/ DECREPIDEMIC) as new session bass-player.

Commented HEAVENWOOD’s manager, Filipe Marta: ” ‘ Morning Glory Clouds ‘ is an amazing song that will grab the listeners attention from it’s very beginning thanks to very addictive melodies/ chorus and catchy riffs. I think this one is the perfect first single of this new album and I’m certain that will become a smash hit on every rock club dance floor and radio stations  around the world and people must check it and spread it everywhere. Morning Glory Clouds is a chilling song that no one will forget. Concerning the new session bassist, I think Paulo is a natural born talented bass-player. A true war bomber aircraft that will transmit a lot of power and groove to HEAVENWOOD. He’s got a vast experience and knowledge in extreme music that will enable him to make a very good contribution to the band “.

More info at or
Watch Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner talking about mixing the new Heavenwood album “Abyss Masterpiece” at Kohlekeller Studios here –

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Factory of Dreams releases MELOTRONICAL & Teaser Video

January 7th, 2011
by EvilG
Factory of Dreams - MELOTRONICAL Booklet preview

Factory of Dreams - MELOTRONICAL Booklet preview

Melotronical is available for immediate pre-sale at a $2 discount from and will ship in late January 2011. The CD will be available from your favorite chain, digital download service or online reseller worldwide on March 8, 2011. It will be available on the Mindawn digital download service in mid January 2011. Price will go up when units ship.
Watch the Spectacular promotional video in 720p HQ @ download the full HQ version or the stunning version for iPad and iPhone 4 from

New revamped album version of ‘Whispering Eyes’ @!/artist/song_details/6646870 An extended preview (audio streaming) is available with more samples from other tracks @!/artist/song_details/6645977

Here’s what Hugo Flores had to say: “Melotronical is different, very special, quite aggressive some times, and perhaps our best album to date… Every track from this album has something unique, maybe related to the way the album was designed; a conceptual album, following a storyline that in the end will make sense to everyone. It’s a timeless story, about who every living being IS…  and what’s also great is the booklet with no less than 13 specific images created to support the story and music! I hope that all tracks will stick in your mind for a long time, we tried to come up with ideas that would definitely make a difference.Hope you enjoy it and a Happy 2011 to everyone!”

Other pre-ordering sites:

Band official sites:

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January 7th, 2011
by EvilG

Starting tomorrow night in Albuquerque, NM, Billboard-charting deathcore act, OCEANO will embark Contaminating The Coast tour. Sponsored by AMP magazine and running throughout the month of January, the Contaminating The Coast tour will see the band get in front of their rabid western fans who have been waiting a long time for the band’s return. Trekking along with OCEANO will be their friends, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, UPON A BURNING BODY, THE GREAT COMMISSION and I THE BREATHER.

Here are the dates:

1/7 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
1/8 Las Cruces, NM @ Mikey’s Place
1/9 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
1/10 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
1/11 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
1/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Feelgoods
1/13 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
1/14 Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras Ballroom
1/15 Reno, NV @ The Alley
1/16 Soledad, CA @ The Castle
1/17 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
1/18 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
1/19 Ventura, CA @ Knights of Columbus
1/20 Victorville, CA @ VVEC
1/21 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ BLEEDING THROUGH
1/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/BLEEDING THROUGH

View the Contaminating The Coast tour flyer here:

OCEANO‘s new album, CONTAGION landed the Chicago deathcore heavyweights at number 163 on the Billboard Current Artist Chart in its first week of release. The band also debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at number 3.

CONTAGION is now out in North America. Buy CONTAGION along with several special mercy packs at the EARACHE US WEBSTORE:

Purchase CONTAGION now on iTunes with an exclusive bonus track at

OCEANO‘s CREATING THE CONTAGION “making-of” bonus DVD can be found EXCLUSIVELY at all Transworld stores (which include FYE, Coconuts, Saturday Matinee, Spin Street and more) with purchase of the new album, CONTAGION. Order the limited CD/DVD edition of CONTAGION at

For a taste of the CREATING THE CONTAGION DVD, watch the trailer here:

OCEANO have debuted their newest video for the CONTAGION track, “Weaponized.” Watch it here:

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IMAGIKA – “After 17 years…I’ve decided to put the band to rest”

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Imagika - New 2010 Line-up

Imagika - Final Line-up


IMAGIKA has finally called it a day. Lead Guitarist/Songwriter Steve Rice comments on the bands demise. ”All things must come to an end and for IMAGIKA the time is now.  After 17 years, 7 worldwide releases, 2 vocalist, 5 guitarist, 3 bassist, 2 drummers, countless performances and tour dates I’ve decided to put the band to rest. The reasons are many, but the truth is that it’s time for something new and to move forward without being bound to the past. I’m not mourning the end because I’m grateful the band lasted as long as it did. I look forward to building upon the music and legacy of a band I spearheaded for close to 2 decades with my new project. I would personally like to thank all the fans, press, labels, booking agents, promoters, venues, studios, engineers, artist, instrument manufactures and everyone else that had a helping hand in IMAGIKA’s career. It could not have happened without you!  I will personally still handle and oversea everything Imagika post mortem for the foreseeable future.”

Moving forward, drummer Wayne Devecchi, former Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti and I have formed a new Metal/ Thrash project that will take our collective musical ideas to the next level. Fans of our past bands music will not be disappointed as we’ve put together some great catchy material that is melodic, complex and heavy. A five song instrumental demo has already been recorded and we are presently seeking a Pro Vocalist and Bassists to complete the project. Interested parties can contact us at Please have reviewable audio or video media.

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January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

Additional video footage of Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL in the studio (plus other holiday shenanigans) has been posted on HAMMERFALL’s official Video Blog site at

The band is currently recording the follow up to 2009’s No Sacrifice, No Victory – which debuted at #38 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for top new artists – with producer James Michael (Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, SIXX:AM, Meat Loaf).  The as-yet-untitled new album will be released in Europe on May 20th.  A summer release in North America is expected.

Regarding the sound of the new HAMMERFALL songs, guitarist Oscar Dronjak shares: “The new material contains a lot of fresh ways to look at the musical ideas, we’re trying to preserve the essence of what HAMMERFALL is while at the same time updating the execution and approach. Definitely heavier and less straight forward than the previous albums, yet remaining true to what we believe heavy metal is all about.”

No Sacrifice, No Victory achieved gold status in Sweden for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.  The album registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: #2 in Sweden, #7 in Germany, #20 in Switzerland, #21 in the U.K. (Indie Albums chart), #25 in Austria, #46 in Norway, and #95 in France.

Visit HAMMERFALL online at, on MySpace, on Facebook, on Twitter and at

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DEICIDE Announce ‘To Hell With God’ Pre-Order; Prepare For Tour

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

The mighty DEICIDE is now set to make their return! On February 15, the original purveyors of blasphemy and destruction will unleash ‘To Hell With God’, their first effort for Century Media since inking in 2009. Now the album is available for pre-order through CM Distro ( in a package that also gives fans the opportunity to get an exclusive t-shirt.

DEICIDE is also gearing up for an incredible tour to promote ‘To Hell With God’ this February. This will be fans’ first chance to see Glen Benton (vocals/bass), Steve Asheim (drums), Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla (guitars) tear through the ferocious new material along with classics from the band’s 20+ year legacy of evil. Support on the ‘God is Dead – To Hell With God’ tour comes from Belphegor, Neuraxis, Blackguard and Pathology. Dates for the trek are below.

Stay tuned for more news regarding DEICIDE’s new album and touring plans.

‘God Is Dead – To Hell With God’ Tour

DEICIDE w/ Belphegor, Neuraxis, Blackguard & Pathology

Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall

Feb. 17 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11

Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

Feb. 19 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Feb. 20 – Providence, RI – Club Hell

Feb. 21 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

Feb. 22 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec

Feb. 23 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus

Feb. 24 – London, ONT – Music Hall

Feb. 25 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House

Feb. 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club

Feb. 27 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s

Feb. 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall

Mar. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee

Mar. 02 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Mar. 04 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Mar. 05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Mar. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon

Mar. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club

Mar. 09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Mar. 10 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse

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French Death Metalers BLOODY SIGN split up

January 6th, 2011
by EvilG

French band BLOODY SIGN has decided to split up after 15 years of devotion to death metal. Bass/vocalist Hagend left the band in early December, which leaded Ilmar & Kalevi both founders of the band to dissolve, rather than looking for a replacement.

BLOODY SIGN eternally thanks all the people who supported our sounds and dedication to extreme music.

But from the burning remains of the band should rise a new dark sound propagation with both founder members and……. See you in strange new aeons!

Chaos Echoes the band’s third album has recently been released on gatefold LP by Blood Harvest rec.

… For the Unknown!

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